Two Christian Pastors are facing the possibility of death for practicing their faith in their native nation of Sudan, a predominantly Muslim country.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), is a not-for-profit group advocating for Evangelism across the world and has added the two men to the list.
To do so, ACLJ has issued a plea through a global petition which is requesting the world at large to help the Sudanese Priests.
Both Reverend Hassan Abduraheem and Kuwa Shamal have been arrested multiple times over the past twelve months. Each arrest has been attached to accusations of a national security related crime.
— Jesse Johns (@jkjohns) December 12, 2016
Chief Counsel member of the organization and representative of Abduraheem and Shamal, Jay Sekulow, told Christian Post that the allegations of national security are not accurate and the men are being imprisoned because of their Christian faith. If each man is convicted, the punishment is death.
Sekulow explained that, “(Reverend Hassan Abduraheem and Kuwa Shamal) could be sentenced to hang for their faith if the world is silent.”
— Robin Aldrich (@BoomerangBP) December 14, 2016
Adding, “Christian Pastors Hassan and Kuwa need your voice now. Time is of the essence, as the trial continues. Our silence could be their death.”
A statement that goes along with their pleas to the global community to help each man.
“Other Christians facing death in Sudan are now free because you spoke out. Be heard now for these persecuted Christians.” He’s referencing two South Sudanese Presbyterian Pastors by the name of Yat Michael and Peter Yein Reith as examples. Both men were friend in August 2015 after the global outrage reached the country and the Sudanese government.